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Bank: “C-band close to finish line”

Bank: “C-band close to finish line”

A report from investment bank Exane/BNPP suggests that ‘decision day’ for the C-Band Alliance (CBA) will soon hear from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with its verdict on the CBA’s…

Culture Secretary calls for PSB co-operation

Culture Secretary calls for PSB co-operation

The UK Culture Secretary, Nicky Morgan has pushed for the biggest events in women’s sport to become ‘listed events’ on free-to-air TV, so that mass audiences can watch them and…

Ofcom: No BritBox BBC Public Service distortion

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published final conclusions on the relationship between BritBox – a proposed new streaming service from ITV and the BBC – and the BBC’s publicly-funded (or…

UK MPs criticise rural digital divide

UK MPs criticise rural digital divide

A Report – An Update on Rural Connectivity – from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament has highlighted the continuing digital divide between urban and…

Licensees fined £10k for illegal Sky Sports

Licensees fined £10k for illegal Sky Sports

The licensees of the Red Bull public house in the Kentish village of Eccles,  Jared Macdonnchadha, Richard Rodal and Karen Turner, have been convicted in their absence of three offences…

Intelsat alleges fraud at OneWeb/SoftBank

A potentially devastating dispute has broken out between two former “cooperation” joint-venture partners: Intelsat has filed a lawsuit against OneWeb and its financial backer Japan’s SoftBank. The writ alleges that the…

8K Ultra HD display definition, logo

US trade body the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and its member companies have launched the official industry display definition and logo for 8K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) televisions – for use…

Ofcom: UK TV industry still lacks diversity

The UK’s television industry is strongly skewed towards people from privately-educated backgrounds, according to research on the sector’s diversity from regulator Ofcom . Ofcom’s annual Diversity and Equal Opportunities in…

AT&T hits DirecTV with class action

AT&T hits DirecTV with class action

AT&T shareholders, complaining that telco giant AT&T artificially “faked” inflated subscriber numbers, have filed a class Action. Also named in the Action is Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner’s CEO. The action…

ICASA wants “public interest” sports on FTA

South Africa’s media regulator ICASA wants certain key sporting events to be classified as of significant public interest and made available to free-to-air broadcasters. However, the sporting rights-holders are not…

Croatia activates new DVB-T2 DTT multiplex

Croatian tower and DTT network operator Odasiljaci i veze (OiV) has activated the new M2 multiplex in the DVB-T2 system with the H.265/HEVC video coding standard. The first broadcasts are…

EBU, Eurofins partner on UHDTV standards, logo

EBU, Eurofins partner on UHDTV standards, logo

The EBU has partnered with end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services specialist Eurofins Digital Testing to ensure that future high-quality broadcast content can be properly displayed and enjoyed on…

Study: Private sale most efficient for C-Band

Study: Private sale most efficient for C-Band

Satisfying the rapid demand growth for additional commercial spectrum presents challenges the Federal Communications Commission, according to public policy issue think tank Phoenix Center. While the Federal Communications Commission has…

Report: High spectrum prices leave millions unconnected

Report: High spectrum prices leave millions unconnected

The negative impacts of high spectrum prices on consumers can no longer be disputed, according to a new report by trade body the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile…

MediaKind launches global technology alliance

Media technology and services specialist MediaKind is launching the MediaKind Universe Alliance, describing it as an innovative technology partnership programme which gives content providers, service providers, and operators access to…

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